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Responsible for the service Urban Environment Division, City of Helsinki

Waste and waste management

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority HSY organises the collection and transport of biowaste, mixed waste and partially also package waste of residential properties, public services and private health and educational services in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area (Espoo, Helsinki, Kauniainen, Vantaa) and Kirkkonummi.

More information about waste management and sorting from HSY:s website and customer service, tel. 09-1561 2110.

To whom and on what terms

A fee is charged for the service.

Service vouchers are used in the service.

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Background information

Under the Waste Act, all waste producers must treat their waste in a proper manner. It is also laid down in the act that as much as possible of the waste must be sorted and recycled or otherwise recovered.

Municipalities are responsible for organising the management of the municipal waste generated by households. The collection and transport of the waste is partially the task of waste carriers. However, there is also waste that people must themselves take to regional collection or reception points. Collection and reception points are provided for different types of waste. Municipalities must also organise the reception and treatment of hazardous waste.

The regional reception of specific types of waste, such as electrical and electronic waste, batteries, packaging waste, paper waste and vehicle tyres, is the responsibility of their respective manufacturers and importers. These parties must provide reception points for this type of waste.

Basic information

The service is provided byCity of Helsinki
Responsible for the serviceUrban Environment Division, City of Helsinki
Area Helsinki
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: Urban Environment Division, City of Helsinki
Updated: 25/5/2022